Whereas, The State of California optimistically anticipated a one-time infusion of $138 million in ARRA funds for the community colleges;
Whereas, The System based its discussions of the 2009-2010 budget on the assumption that these ARRA funds would be available to backfill the anticipated cuts to student services categorical funds; and
Whereas, The reality is the community colleges will only receive $32 million in ARRA funds;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly support using ARRA funds to locally backfill cuts to student services categoricals; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work collegially with their college administrators to ensure that ARRA funds offset cuts to categorical programs in student services.
MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Local Senates
Communication was shared with local senates regarding the use of ARRA funds.